- Ph.D. candidate, Plant Biology, Penn State
- B.A. in Biological Sciences, Wellesley College
My projects explore the functional utility of anatomical root phenotypes under stressful environments, using diverse maize genotypes. My work involves characterizing existing variation in root cortical and stele traits in maize and seeks to understand the role of these traits in water and nitrogen acquisition and stress tolerance with targeted physiological research. My interests include plant ecophysiology, 3D imaging, and high throughput phenotyping.
My advisor is Dr. Jonathan Lynch.